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International workshop follows up CITES CoP17 decisions on tree species

Twenty-eight delegates from 15 CITES Parties participated at the International workshop on tree species in CITES, in La Antigua, Guatemala, from 7-9 February 2017.

The workshop aimed to build capacities to strengthen the implementation of CITES for listed tree species; to highlight the importance of CITES for regulating international trade in products of CITES-listed tree species; to strengthen CITES implementation in a framework of international cooperation, thus ensuring that trade in products of tree species is legal, sustainable and traceable.

Call for entries: Through young eyes - photo competition for UN World Wildlife Day 2017

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not an official document.

 

CITES pays tribute to Dr Wolfgang Burhenne

With great sadness the CITES Secretariat must report the death of Dr Wolfgang Burhenne, one of the main architects of CITES.

New CITES trade rules come into effect as 2017 starts

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New CITES trade rules come into effect as 2017 starts

All Dalbergia rosewoods and palisanders, sharks and rays among the hundreds
of new species brought under CITES trade controls with a ban on all
commercial trade in pangolins and African grey parrots

Engaging and empowering the youth is the call of next year’s UN World Wildlife Day

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Engaging and empowering the youth is the call of next year’s
UN World Wildlife Day

“Listen to the young voices” announced as the theme of the
biggest global annual event on wildlife in 2017

 

Decisions of the Conference of the Parties in effect after 2 January 2017 now available.

First post-CoP17 CITES-led workshop addresses livelihoods of the poor rural communities

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CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the Livelihoods Workshop, 23 November 2016, George, South Africa

CITES and Livelihoods Workshop

Opening remarks by Mr John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

23 November 2016, George, South Africa

 

Deputy Director-General, Mr Shonisani Munzhedzi,

Distinguished guests and friends and colleagues from CITES Parties and international organizations,

"Analysis of international funding to tackle illegal wildlife trade" Launched - External link

Intervention of CITES Secretary-General at Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade


Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

Intervention by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES

Plenary Session

17-18 November 2016 – Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Hon. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, Dr. Ha Cong Tuan
Hon. Ministers
Distinguished guests
Friends and colleagues

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